Friday, August 20, 2010

Frozen Hot Chocolate

My kids love hot chocolate (and who doesn't?!), so when I saw this recipe for frozen hot chocolate, I knew it would be a hit.  Plus, I really wanted to try it myself!  It's from Woman's Day Magazine, and they got it from Slim & Scrumptious by Joy Bauer.  It's a "slimmed-down" version with 150 calories and "virtually no fat".  Of course, I don't see where it gives a serving size.  I have to say it was pretty good.  It would be even better with dark chocolate syrup (which is now on my grocery list).
all dressed in their aprons, ready to go!

Ingredients
1/2 cup chocolate syrup
1 cup fat-free evaporated milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups ice cubes
Garnish - reduced fat whipped topping and/or dark chocolate shavings

1. Combine chocolate syrup, evaporated milk, vanilla and ice in a blender until smooth.
2. Pour into glasses, garnish as desired.

we skipped the whipped topping (it's on the grocery list too)

The magazine listed some variations too, like for Mexican Hot Chocolate - 1/4 t. ground cinnamon
for Peppermint Hot Chocolate - sub 1/4 t. mint extract for vanilla

My kids were happy campers

until......

my 7 year old's tongue got stuck to the inside of our "freezer" cups.

yes, you read correctly - her tongue got stuck to the inside of the cup, which is metal.  It's like a mini ice cream maker...you put cold liquid in them and they have a plastic piece that you turn and turn to make a "slushy" type drink.  I thought the cups were really neat.  Never, not once, did it occur to me that one of my children's tongues would get stuck to the inside of it.

Oh, how I wish I had a picture of that.  But I couldn't stop laughing long enough to get the camera  my child was crying, and her tongue was stuck (I can't get the Christmas movie scene out of my head, when the kid's tongue gets stuck to the flagpole).  Anyway, I'm trying not to laugh and putting warm water on her tongue, which releases.  But.....I'm thinking to myself......why does stupid sh*t like this always happen?  Is it just me?  Anyway, learn from my mistakes people.  Teach your children not to stick their tongues on cold metal objects (which I thought we had covered at some point in the past...did she not watch the above mentioned movie?).  I know, it's MY fault for giving her the stupid cup in the first place.  But......hahahaha, OMG...it still makes me laugh.  Poor kid.  I won't tell you how she also fell into the bathtub yesterday....ok, I probably will...

5 comments:

  1. I would have had to laugh at that, too.

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  2. Yep, I definitely would have laughed. And you're right - the scene from A Christmas Story comes instantly to mind for me, too. :)

    Sounds yummy! I'm going to have to try this!

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  3. Poor kid! But, yeah, it's funny too ;-). I also like the recipe. And yep, I did add olive oil to the kale chips - forgot to include that on my blog though - oops! And you've gotta love TJ Maxx - they can have some great deals!

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  4. Ha ha, I used to stick my tongue to the freezer shelf as a kid for kicks...sad but true.

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  5. After I compose myself from LMAO, I will have to say the frozen hot chocolate sounds yummy.

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